Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is employed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one address, but to seem as being sent from another one, generally with the purpose to fraud the recipient in some way. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a specific record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers globally get it. The record includes all mail servers that are allowed to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address under the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters checks the SPF record and in case the sending server is permitted, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message will not be submitted and it'll be discarded. In case you employ this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam emails which look as if they have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a couple of mouse-clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down list and enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be approved to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This option provides you with the highest degree of security, but it's not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the emails for the domain are managed in a different place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.
SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the standard group of services that you will get with this type of hosting. Activating the protection requires just several easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in case you've never employed this kind of function before, you will not have any problems. Through a really easy-to-navigate interface, you'll simply have to input the information of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname ( and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly generated record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any e-mail address for that particular domain and send messages from a server other than the one you have entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, however in case we take care of your e-mails, you're able to enable one more level of protection by selecting an option that e-mails can be send from addresses only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support staff can help you 24/7 if you have any questions related to this service.